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Allergy and Auto Immune Diseases

Allergies have emerged as a major public health problem in developed countries during the twentieth century. Australia and New Zealand have amongst the highest prevalence of allergic disorders in the developed world. Approximately 20% of Australians have at least one allergic disease. 

According to Oriental medicine the vital energy that is responsible for protecting the body from environmental disturbances belongs to the Defensive Qi. 
It maintains the integrity of the structures that come into contact with the outside world: skin, the lining of the respiratory system, the lining of the gut and the eyes.When this vital energy becomes weakened or ‘deficient’, foreign substances are allowed to penetrate the body’s barriers, resulting in a series of natural responses that attempt to expel the invading environmental factors.In people with a deficiency of Defensive Qi the body is unable to expel foreign material promptly and a prolonged battle ensues, in which the body attempts to repel the invading substances without success.This gives rise to the unpleasant symptoms experienced by allergy sufferers. 

The treatment with acupuncture and herbs is twofold. Firstly, the Defensive Qi requires stimulation and assistance with the expulsion of the foreign substance. Secondly, the Defensive Qi itself needs to be supported and enhanced. 
Treatment will heighten the body’s vital energies in general, and the Defensive Qi in particular to prevent recurrence of seasonal allergies, food sensitivities and skin disorders related to allergies.

Allergies and Chronic Sinus Infection

In Oriental medicine, chronic sinus issues are fore- mostly considered as an expression of a weak Spleen Qi (digestive energy), not transforming food and fluids and leading to so called damp accumulation. The dampness associated with this condition leads to mucus congestion and inflammation of the sinuses, which in turn leads to headaches, poor concentration and post-nasal drip. 

In Oriental medical theory, Lung and Spleen energy are intimately correlated like a mother and her child. Strong digestive function (mother) means strong Lung energy (child). Once the digestive system can be regulated the sinus problems  will begin to clear. Therefore dietetic considerations (eg. reduced intake of dairy products)  are as important as regular acupuncture treatments to solve the problems.

Acupuncture and herbs will give symptom relief as well as working on strengthening the digestive function in the case of chronic sinusitis.

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Autoimmune Conditions

​Autoimmune conditions develop when the body's immune system starts to attack our own cells and is often a sign of a long term weakness and imbalance, accumulation of environmental toxins or hereditary factors. Conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, Grave's disease, Hashimoto's disease, ulcerative colitis and many others, are common examples.

In Oriental medicine, we aim to restore balance to the body's immune system, clear the body of accumulated toxins and improve the body's vital energy. These conditions have generally been present for a long time, so supportive and maintenance treatments are important to obtain optimal results.

We will use a combination of acupuncture, Oriental herbal medicine, dietary and lifestyle advice to help guide you along your road to better health.

​​​ Ondol Clinic Location: 129 Sylvan Road, Toowong, Q 4066 | Phone: (07) 3371 0100 | Website: www.ondol.com.au | Ondol Oriental Medicine Clinic © 2015 | Designed by Roz Stokes Design

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 Ondol Clinic Location: 129 Sylvan Road, Toowong, Q 4066 | Phone: (07) 3371 0100 | Website: www.ondol.com.au | Ondol Oriental Medicine Clinic © 2015 | Designed by Roz Stokes Design